Bocconcini are just bite-size morsels of fresh mozzarella. Look for them at specialty food stores and Italian markets, as well as many supermarkets; they're usually packaged in water or whey for freshness. Match these marinated bocconcini with sliced salami, grape tomatoes, pitted olives, or cantaloupe balls.
- Prep Time 5 minutes
- Total Time 35 minutes
Yield Serves 4
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1/2 pint bocconcini (about 20 balls)
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Zest of 1 lemon, peeled into long strips
4 small sprigs fresh rosemary
1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
In a medium bowl, combine bocconcini, oil, lemon zest, rosemary, red-pepper flakes, and salt. Let stand at room temperature, at least 30 minutes, tossing occasionally.
Or cover and refrigerate up to 2 days, bring to room temperature and toss before serving.